Commentaries & Articles
Is Vasudhaiva Kuṭumbakam a Pacifist Notion? Discussing the Blind Application of the Phrase
Introduction: A Brief Background of the Phrase and its Usage at International Forums As India ascended the G20 presidency, the discussions on its theme, ‘Vasudhaiva Kuṭumbakam’, became widespread. The ...
Of democracy, impunity and autocracy
Sanctions do not have a place in international law, except with UN approval. But they have become commonplace weapons in the diplomatic armoury of countries. The social media age craves competition, com...
India’s Defence Exports: Onwards to a Goal that Seemed Impossible
Start point - disbelief When the Draft Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy (DPEPP) issued on 03 Aug 2020 by the MoD had stated upfront a goal of achieving defence exports target of Rupees 350...
E-Commerce: Issues and Challenges
E-Commerce globally is on the rise. Relentless innovation in technology, endless consumer’s demand for variety of products and services, digitalization drive, advent of internet, OTT, and Covid-19 pande...
VIF News Digests
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June 1, 2023
Neighborhood News Digest – 01 June 2023

Afghanistan How a Covert Relationship With the Taliban Backfired for US Ally Pakistan – Bloomberg About two weeks after the...

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Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
May 31, 2023
Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (15-21 May)

Economic War rooms and bailouts: How US is preparing for a default Convening war rooms, planning speedy bailouts and raising...

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Africa Now
May 29, 2023
Africa Now - Weekly Newsletter (Week 21, 2023)

Welcome to Africa Now, your weekly newsletter for Africa, presenting the most important developments in the continent - news...

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China Digest
May 17, 2023
China Digest (1-15 May 2023)

India China Relations State Councillor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang’s India visit for SCO Meeting: Xinhua News, May 4, 2023...

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Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
May 23, 2023
VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 01-15 May 2023

DEFENCE Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) on a four-day official visit to Sri Lanka. Inaugural ASEAN India maritime exercise....

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Science and Technology
May 19, 2023
Science and Technology (S&T) Digest 16-30April 2023, Issue 12

Defence and Security DRDO & Indian Navy Conduct Trial of BMD Interceptor from Naval Platform Industry-Friendly Reforms...

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Eurasia News Digest
May 16, 2023
Eurasia News Digest (1-15 May)

Central Asia President Japarov's press secretary asks U.S. not to interfere in internal affairs of Kyrgyzstan and calls...

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Multilateralism Digest
May 3, 2023
Multilateralism Digest: March 2023 - Issue 3


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VIF Cyber Review
May 15, 2023
Cyber Review - April 2023

National Quad nations will cooperate on information exchange to strengthen cyber defence. The Quad nations— Bharat, Japan,...

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Myanmar Round Up
May 18, 2023
Myanmar Round Up: April 2023

The country suffered increased attacks from the military and resistance forces leading to casualties and displacements....

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West Asia Round Up
May 29, 2023
West Asia Roundup- April 2023

Abstract: As the dates for civilian transfer of power was being conceived, Sudan erupted into a power grabbing violence...

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